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Waste Management Services in the UK: Market Research Report

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Waste Management Services Market Research Report | SIC E39.000 | Feb 2017

Not wasting space: The industry is expected to be supported by brownfield land development

IBISWorld’s Waste Management Services market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Oil Spill Response Oil Spill Response market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • In 2016-17, limited growth in the industrial and commercial sector may lower industry demand
  • Large growth in the number of enterprises can be attributed to low barriers to entry and high profit margins
  • The ability of government bodies to spend on remediation works is expected to be constrained
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Waste Management Services industry plays an important part in ensuring that residential and commercial development sites meet regulatory standards regarding contamination. Industry operators are engaged in a range of services, including the remediation and decontamination of soil, groundwater and surface water, the cleaning of pollution such as oil spills and the safe treatment of toxic materials. Weather conditions and public concern over environmental issues significantly influence industry revenue. Over the past five years severe weather conditions and increased public concern over the environment supported revenue growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The barriers to entry for the Waste Management Services industry are low and increasing. Regulation is a substantial barrier to potential entrants. Companies must have a licence to treat contaminated soil or water and are regulated by the Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2005. Increased regulation in the industry such as the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 and the Waste (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Wales) 2011 Regulations are expected to increase the barriers to entry.

Companies must invest large amounts in capital and in training their workers, which is a barrier to entry for potential entrants. Was.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Waste Management Services Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Waste Management Services Industry are

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from site preparation and Public concern over environmental issues in the Waste Management Services industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Waste Management Services Industry?

    Firms in this industry offer remediation and other waste management services. These services include decontaminating soil and industrial plants, cleaning up oil spills, and removing asbestos, lead paint and other toxic materials.

    Industry Products
    Soil and groundwater remediationIndustrial plant and site decontaminationSurface water decontaminationOil spill and other pollution clean-upsAsbestos, lead paint and other toxic material abatement
    Industry Activities
    Decontaminating soil and waterDecontaminating industrial plants and nuclear power stationsCleaning up oil spills and other types of pollutionAsbestos, lead paint and other toxic material abatement

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from site preparation
  • Public concern over environmental issues
  • Demand from crude petroleum and natural gas extraction
  • Real government consumption expenditure
  • Urban population
  • Current Performance
  • Environmental issues
  • Enterprise numbers
  • Crude oil extraction
  • Profitability
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Cuts to budgets
  • Developing houses
  • Profitability and enterprises
  • Table: Waste Management Services Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Waste Management Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas Extraction
  • Electricity Production
  • Site Preparation
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chemical Product Wholesaling
  • Mining, Construction & Civil Engineering Machinery Wholesaling
  • Products & Services
  • Soil and groundwater remediation
  • Industrial plant and site decontamination
  • Oil spill and other pollution clean-ups
  • Surface water decontamination
  • Asbestos, lead paint and other toxic material abatement
  • Other
  • Chart: Waste Management Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Industrial and commercial clients
  • Public sector
  • Agriculture and mining clients
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Waste Management Services Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation and plant and vehicle hire
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Waste Management Services
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Waste Management Services Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Oil Spill Response Ltd
  • Table: Oil Spill Response Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Waste Management Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Waste Management Services Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Asbestos Abatement
  • Involves the safe removal of asbestos using a special vacuum cleaner that is designed for asbestos containment.
  • Brownfield Site
  • A disused or abandoned industrial site that can be redeveloped. Land on these sites is often contaminated and requires remediation.
  • Ex Situ
  • Describes work that is carried out away from the contaminated site.
  • Remediation
  • Measures taken to restore the environment to the condition it was in prior to damage occurring, so that risks to human health are eliminated.

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Waste Management Services market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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